Bryan Cordero-Castro, a 20-year-old illegal alien, has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a teenage girl in New Jersey.
On Sunday, the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office released a statement stating that the illegal alien from Long Branch is charged with first-degree murder, third-degree weapon possession for an unlawful purpose and attempted escape in the death of 16-year-old Madison Wells.
The stabbing was reported to police around 10:40 p.m. on Saturday, September 8th, according to the statement.
The teen was taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch where she died at 11:25 p.m.
Cordero-Castro is a native of Guatemala and has been living in the country illegally according to Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office spokesman Charles Webster.
The statement said that the teen and Cordero-Castro knew each other and worked together, but police are still unclear about the motive for the young woman’s brutal killing.
WLNY 2 Reported:
Family members say the 16-year-old was killed Saturday night at a relative’s house by a boy she was dating. Her father, Ed Wells, says Bryan Cordero Castro “stabbed her to death and ran like a coward.”
Police arrested Cordero Castro nearby three hours after the gruesome crime.
“She met this guy, puppy love I guess,” Ed said. “He was an illegal immigrant and I found out his age and I had a problem with it.”
Cordero-Castro is due in court Thursday.
Madison’s family is expecting a huge turn out on Friday when she is laid to rest.
Well’s family has set up a GoFundMe account to pay for the girl’s funeral costs.
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